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Cherry Lemonade

A refreshing cherry lemonade, perfect for summer!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


For the Cherry Syrup:

  • 3 cups sweet cherries pitted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Lemonade:

  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fine sugar
  • 4 cups cold water


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, simmer cherries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Once cherries are broken down and liquid is syrup-like, remove from heat. This is about 30 minutes.
  • Strain cherry syrup and discard skins.
  • Make lemonade by adding lemon juice, sugar, and cold water. Stir well.
  • Pour cherry syrup into the bottom of each glass (about 1/4 cup) and finish with lemonade.
  • Garnish with maraschino cherries and lemon slices.


You can also mix the cherry syrup with the lemonade in a pitcher instead of serving layered-style.